Category Archives: Writing

Tips for Writers: Are You a Vulcan or a Klingon?

“Words, words, words.” ~Hamlet Whether you are a prosaic get-to-the-point communicator or a wild and wooly wordsmith, you’ll be a better writer if you tap both sides of your brain: The accurate, logical, pragmatic Latinate side, and the The intuitive, … Continue reading

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Self-Esteem God’s Way (Part 1)

Originally posted on My Way Home:
So many people struggle with thinking that they are not good enough (smart enough, attractive enough—check the box that fits). And it’s no wonder, given the mixed messages sent by our culture. On the…

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Putting Away Christmas (Finally)

Originally posted on Bonnywood Manor:
And so it finally came to pass that the little hamlet must be demolished in the name of Progress. Before anyone rises up in a spasm of indignation at the outrageous abuse of Eminent Domain,…

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But, what of the end?

Originally posted on A Cornered Gurl:
Courtesy of CBS News/End of The World Images Will it come with fire and brimstone? Fearful children running alongside their parents– Threatened to be charred while in motion. Can we expect it as if…

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Writing – Self-Publishing and Self-Doubt

Originally posted on Andrew's View of the Week:
I suffer from writing self-doubt.  In fact, I just googled, ‘self-doubt’ to make sure I spelled it right, was using the right word and confirm that it is hyphenated. At the…

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My Top Ten Blog Posts of 2018

So, this may seem a bit self-promoting (ahem, “may”?), but last year people said they appreciated a second chance to read some “bests” they’d missed. Not that these are all bests per se. Actually, there are three sets of tens … Continue reading

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Movies That Have Changed Me

The Dramas I started this series with Comedies, at least in part because I’d discovered at any early age that getting laughs at the cost of time-outs under the teacher’s desk was worth it (yes, some of my grade school … Continue reading

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